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PLAYTIME IN SYDNEY. WE’RE WITH YOU. SYDNEY TOWN HALL Important cultural events like Sydney Festival could not happen without the support of the people of Sydney. Your participation makes all the difference. We’re pleased to join you in keeping creativity alive and well in our city. Find more events at www.whatson.sydney CREATIVE CITY

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CITY ART

WELCOME Sydney is a national leader. The things we do here start conversations across the nation GREEN and around the world. Sydney VILLAGES Festival is the country’s cultural new year’s resolution – making a change, making a difference. In respect to our Indigenous heritage and the historic connection to this land, prototyped by the 29 clans of the Eora, we acknowledge the SMART GREEN elders who steer our presence APARTMENTS in this place we call Sydney. From the first debates about colonisation and early British settlement through to the waves of migration over the past 230 years, our city has grown to be the de facto national capital and ZERO leads cultural and political debate WASTE across the country. Sydney Festival engages in global discussions on conservation and consumption, equality, cultural adventure, new technologies and artistic excellence through a range of cultural explorations and platforms.

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PINE STREET CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE

The people who live in a place have a responsibility to build the future of that place, to engage in creative reimaginings and ensure the next generations inherit something better. Art helps shape new ideas, it stimulates discussion and rewards the curious, adventurous citizen who is on their way to a brand new day. In these pages, you will find celebrations and provocations in equal measure. Invitations to participate in international debates and local experiences. Cultural projects that will ignite your imagination and excite your sense of adventure. Experiences you will remember for the rest of your life. Learn the local language of your city. Share a moment with a friend or family member. Or strike out on a solo adventure. Find a package of things to do at Sydney Festival that will start your year the right way. Love,

Wesley Enoch Sydney Festival Director

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create.nsw.gov.au Highly Sprung, Legs On The Wall. Erin Barney, Image: Daniel Boud

WE RELY ON THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT, CORPORATE PARTNERS, PRIVATE DONORS AND TICKET SALES TO MAKE OUR FESTIVAL POSSIBLE If you would like to support the Festival, please email Malcolm.Moir@sydneyfestival.org.au or call 02 8248 6500


MUSIC

THEATRE/DANCE Alice in Wonderland Barber Shop Chronicles The Daisy Theatre Monroe & Associates My Name is Jimi My Urrwai The Town Hall Affair Tree of Codes The Wider Earth You Animal, You

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CIRCUS CITY Aerialize Workshop H 42 Backbone 41 Circus Comes to Town H 40 Flying Trapeze Workshops 43 Highly Sprung H 42 Model Citizens 11

MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE Aldous Harding 22 Bassekou Kouyatè 22 & Ngoni Ba Briefs: Close Encounters 20 Emma Donovan and 28 The PutBacks: A Tribute to Ruby Hunter Fémina 22 Genesis Breyer P-Orridge 22 & Edley ODowd Ghost Train 25 Karaoke Carousel 25 Lady Rizo: Red, White 23 and Indigo LORDS OF STRUT: 24 Absolute Legends Randy Rainbow Live 24 RIOT 18 Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus 24 Village Sideshow H 16

ABOUT AN HOUR Beast 36 Cella 35 Fleabag 34 It’s Not For Everyone 35 Sea Sick 36 Tribunal 29 WHIST 34 Wild Bore 35 World Without Us 36

16 Lovers Lane 49 AquaSonic 6 Bambula – Paul Grabowsky 31 and the Wilfred Brothers Emel Mathlouthi with 50 Rahim AlHaj and Karim Wasfi Gotye presents a tribute to 47 Jean-Jacques Perrey Guangdong National Orchestra 45 of China Jlin 47 Mad Max with live score 48 by Morricone Youth Meow Meow’s Pandemonium 44 Mission Songs Project – 29 1957 Palm Island Strike Mount Eerie and Julie Byrne 51 Night of the Living Dead 48 with live score by Morricone Youth Opera in The Domain H 44 Pussy Riot Theatre: Riot Days 46 Rembrandt Live 45 Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail 46 (100 Guitar Orchestra) Seidler Salon Series 32 Shabaka and The Ancestors 50 Symphony Under the Stars H 43 the bomb 48 Vox Clamantis 51

TALKS/LANGUAGE CLASSES Bayala: Language Classes H 27 Bayala: Out of the Vaults H 27 The Sydney Morning Herald 52 Q&A with the Artists H Talking Dance H 52 UTS Big Thinking Forums H 52

VISUAL ARTS/ INSTALLATIONS 52 Artists, 52 Actions H 39 Broken Glass H 30 Four Thousand Fish H 14 In Your Dreams H 39 Join The Dots H 10 Jurassic Plastic H 12 Katharina Grosse – 38 The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then Stopped H Lisa Reihana Cinemania H 31 Tell H 30 Warm Ties H 39

OTHER H FREE – see website for details

Baraya: Sing Up Country H 53 Ferrython H 53 Festival Feasts 55 3


HHHHH “EXTRAORDINARY ... FIVE STARS ARE NOT ENOUGH” THE INDEPENDENT

HHHHH “AN EXHILARATING, VISUALLY STRIKING AND RELENTLESSLY ENERGETIC CONTEMPORARY BALLET” THE STAGE

“JAW-DROPPING ... WITH BREATHTAKING PHYSICAL FEATS AND VISUAL DAZZLE” THE NEW YORK TIMES

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WAYNE MCGREGOR OLAFUR ELIASSON JAMIE XX STUDIO WAYNE MCGREGOR AND MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL I UK

This dazzling contemporary ballet, performed by Company Wayne McGregor, brings together choreographer Wayne McGregor, installation artist Olafur Eliasson and electronic composer Jamie xx to reinterpret Jonathan Safran Foer’s haunting experimental novella Tree of Codes. Having premiered at Manchester International Festival, this is an unmissable partnership between three visionary artists. DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE ICC SYDNEY 6–10 JANUARY $89–$169 + booking fee

Wayne McGregor is no stranger to Sydney. A number of his works have been performed by The Australian Ballet. – Wesley Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

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“EERIE, UNSETTLING, AND “SPECTACULAR AND BEAUTIFULLY FRAGILE” BOUNDARY-PUSHING” VICE

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BETWEEN MUSIC I DENMARK AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE An ethereal underwater concert performed by five musicians submerged in aquariums. Singing and playing custommade instruments, the result is a musical performance that both looks and sounds haunting and otherworldly. CARRIAGEWORKS 6–9 JANUARY $59–$69 + booking fee

Photo: Charlotta de Miranda

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THE TOWN HALL AFFA IR BASED ON THE FILM TOWN

BLOODY HALL BY CHRI S HEGEDUS & D.A. PE NNEBAKER

THE WOOSTER GROUP I USA I AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

Photo: Zbigniew Bzymek

An artful theatrical reimagining of the 1971 documentary Town Bloody Hall, which captured a raucous debate between author Norman Mailer and leading feminists including Germaine Greer (played by Maura Tierney) and Jill Johnston. The debate may have taken place more than 45 years ago, but its themes remain relevant.

DRAMA THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 7–13 JANUARY $86–$96 + booking fee

“AUDACIOUSLY CLEVER AND TECHNICALLY DAZZLING” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“JUICY, VISCERAL THEATRE” THE NEW YORK TIMES

Co-presented with Sydney Opera House.

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HHHHH HHHHH “RICH AND EXHILARATING. A FASCINATING “JOYOUS. BRILLIANTLY ACTED. LIFE-AFFIRMING. GO” PEEK INTO THE BARBER SHOP” THE INDEPENDENT

THE STAGE

FUEL, NATIONAL THEATRE AND WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE I UK For African men the world over, the barber shop is more than a place to get a shave and a haircut – it’s where a guy can let down his guard. Nigerianborn, UK-based Inua Ellams recreates barber shop scenes from London to Johannesburg in this fresh, funny, truth-telling play, direct from the National Theatre in London.

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YORK THEATRE SEYMOUR CENTRE 18–28 JANUARY $49–$89 + booking fee

This show has been a hit touring the UK, and it’s a great mix of song, dance and story. – Wesley

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FAMILY

“A MASTERPIECE THAT BLOWS OUR SOCKS OFF AND TICKLES OUR FEET AT THE SAME TIME”

Children in Sydney and Japan make digital art together in this real-time creative project. Join the Dots connects kids in both countries via live video link to turn the walls of the Sydney Opera House and the Art Museum and Library, Ōta, into one giant projected canvas for drawing, making friends and having fun.

THEATRE PRESS

JOIN TH E DOTS Photo: Prudence Upton

DRAMA THEATRE FOYER SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 17–21 JANUARY FREE Registration required

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AND ART MUSEUM AND LIBRARY, TA JAPAN/AUSTRALIA

Circus Oz was one of the first circuses to choose not to work with animals, instead focusing on important stories and human skills. – Wesley

BOOK MULTIPLE EVENTS AND SAVE! Feeling tempted by the shows so far? Save yourself some money by booking three or more events. While stocks last. • 10% off when you book 3 or 4 events • 15% off when you book 5 or more events Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/multipack for more information on how to book your multipack.

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CIRCUS

“THE ENTIRE “AN UNDER-APPRECIATED ENSEMBLE HAS GEM IN OUR NATIONAL CHARISMA AND CULTURAL IDENTITY” THE GUARDIAN SKILL TO BURN” THE AUSTRALIAN

Co-presented with Circus Oz.

CIRCUS OZ I AUSTRALIA

The always innovative Circus Oz returns with an all-new ensemble and artistic director to subvert the suburban Australian dream with biting satire, awesome physicality and an impressive cast of daredevil acrobats, mesmerising aerialists, cheeky characters and a thumping live band.

CIRCUS OZ BIG TOP PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 2–28 JANUARY $45–$90 + booking fee $110–$170 + booking fee for a family of four

Photo: Rob Blackburn

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INSTALLATION/VISUAL ARTS

“THIS MAGICAL TOY LANDSCAPE IS IN FACT A BIG STATEMENT ON TRASH AND ITS HUGE CREATIVE POTENTIAL” INHABITAT Jurassic Plastic is art for both kids and grown-ups – a fun exercise in creativity and nostalgia, while contemplating mass consumerism. Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji recycles and reinvents unwanted plastic toys into colourful dinosaur sculptures and landscapes. You can participate in workshops with Hiroshi Fuji and guest artists for children, or Up Late sessions for adults.

Hiroshi Fuji set up a toy exchange in his community because in Japan there isn’t a practice of second hand shops.

SYDNEY TOWN HALL 6–28 JANUARY Closed Mondays FREE Workshops and Up Late event tickets are available for purchase. See website for pricing.

– Wesley

JURASIC PALSTIC

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Hiroshi Fuji, Happy Paradies (detail), 2015 Collection and courtesy: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Photo: Keizo Kioku

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THEATRE

HHHHH “THIS PRODUCTION IS A WORK OF GENIUS” DAILY REVIEW

“NO PRAISE COULD BE TOO HIGH FOR THE WIDER EARTH” THE AUSTRALIAN

QUEENSLAND THEATRE AND DEAD PUPPET SOCIETY I AUSTRALIA

Written by David Morton, this ambitious collaboration is a visually stunning reimagining of Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle. It’s brought to life by an award-winning cast and astonishing custom-built puppets, with original music by Lior and Tony Buchen. Join Darwin on his near five-year journey, encountering the wildlife that inspired his theory of evolution. Co-presented with Sydney Opera House. DRAMA THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Dead Puppet Society are based in Brisbane and New York and have worked with Handspring Puppet Theatre in South Africa and the Jim Henson Workshop. – Wesley

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Photo: Stephen Henry

17–27 JANUARY $59–$69 + booking fee

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WORLD PREMIERE

FOUR THOUSAND FISH AT BARANGAROO RESERVE

artist’s modern interpretation of a traditional nawi (bark canoe), return the ice sculptures to the water.

Help recreate the four thousand fish using frozen water from Nawi Cove. Then at sunset, nestled in an

BARANGAROO RESERVE

Join us at this large-scale art installation as we celebrate and commemorate Barangaroo, the influential woman after whom the site is named, and the resilient fisherwomen of Warrane.

5–28 JANUARY FREE

Early colonists once netted 4000 fish more than they could eat. It angered Barangaroo that people could rob the future of a meal. – Wesley

Photo: Jamie Williams

In 1790, British colonists hauled four thousand fish in one day. This excessive overfishing disrupted the delicate ecosystem the accomplished Aboriginal women of Warrane (Sydney Harbour) had preserved for millennia and undermined their status as the main food providers for the community.


MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE Head down to the epicentre of Sydney Festival for a drink and a feast, ticketed shows in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, plus free performances and DJs every night. This year, we’re also proud to introduce the Village Sideshow, filled with wild, wonderful and bizarre attractions. Check out the freaky virtual reality Ghost Train or sing a song on the Karaoke Carousel, plus the Village Pools, Glitterbox, Temple of Din pinball artworks, 10 Minute Dance Parties and more. HYDE PARK NORTH, ENTRY VIA HYDE PARK CENTRAL WALKWAY 5–28 JANUARY Closed Mondays Open 4.30pm til late FREE

VISIT SYDNEYFESTIVAL.ORG.AU Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and bar area are licensed. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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GHOST TRAIN Buckle up and get your VR goggles on for an existential trip on a reimagined fairground ride. See page 25 for more details. $10

KARAOKE CAROUSEL Belt out Bohemian Rhapsody as you ride a pogoing unicorn round and round. See page 25 for more details. $5

10 MINUTE DANCE PARTIES BY JOF Bring your mates and hit a peaking dancefloor inside a converted shipping container for a night of partying condensed into 10 minutes. $5

GLITTERBOX BY ZIN Cut loose to your favourite song in a glitter filled cube as the passing public envy your dance moves. FREE

LUCAS ABELA AND THE TEMPLE OF DIN Play at Lucas Abela’s award-winning Temple of Din; a cacophonous arcade of hybrid pinball machines and musical instruments, where creating sound – not scoring points – is the main objective. FREE

AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES Fly through the Village Sideshow via our AR app, or join Sydney Dance Company on stage in their VR film Stuck in the Middle With You. FREE

SWIMMING POOLS Bring your swimmers and cool off in between Spiegeltent shows in our shipping container swimming pools. FREE

MADAME TULALAH’S MAGNIFICENT BOX Part automaton, part drag queen, Madame Tulalah uses her mystical powers of prognostication to delve into the future. Pay what you decide.

AND MORE VILLAGE SIDESHOW PRESENTED BY CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE 5–28 JANUARY Closed Mondays Open 4.30pm til late

VISIT SYDNEYFESTIVAL.ORG.AU FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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CABARET

HHHHH “BEG, BORROW OR STEAL A TICKET” ENTERTAINMENT.IE

THISISPOPBABY I IRELAND This acclaimed Irish variety show melds high art and trash culture in a disorderly cocktail of partying and politics. With an all-star cast, including famed drag queen Panti Bliss, RIOT is a dazzling blend of dance, drag, circus, comedy and powerful spoken word. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE 5–28 JANUARY $70–$80 + booking fee Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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CABARET Having conquered the globe, the world’s hottest boylesque stars return in a glittering sci-fi spectacle of flirty, high-flying artistry. Briefs’ talented and bearded extravaganza of circus, drag and comedy is a mesmerising mix of seductive contortions, aerial acrobatics and raunchy, tongue-in-cheek fun. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE 6–28 JANUARY $70–$80 + booking fee

HHHHH “SPECTACULAR” TIME OUT

“AN ENTERTAINING AND DELICIOUSLY DIVERTING WALK ON THE WILD SIDE” ARTS REVIEW

S R E T N U O C EN

Welcome home the boys of Briefs after their sell-out 2017 season, and playing Close Encounters to huge crowds in London. – Wesley

Photo: John Tsiavis

Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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MUSIC

MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE

ALDOUS HARDING

NEW ZEALAND

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25 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

FBi RADIO

Photo: Daniel Koch

GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE & EDLEY ODOWD UK

“COUNTERCULTURAL PROVOCATEUR” THE NEW YORKER

West African legend Bassekou Kouyaté and his band Ngoni Ba are no traditionalists: Kouyaté plays the ngoni (a form of lute) as if it were a rock instrument. His sound is the living, breathing, modern music of Mali, fuelled by a powerful electric blues sound. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE

“INTENSITY, FORCE AND ELECTRICITY” MOJO

Musician, poet, visual artist, philosopher, spiritualist, provocateur, iconoclast: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge continues their singular journey in a performance that collides caustic rhythms and electronics with bold new ideas about identity and transcendence. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE 28 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

16 & 17 JANUARY $39 + booking fee Standing tickets only

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE 21 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

FÉMINA

IGGY POP

This trio fuse hip-hop swagger with Latin folk tradition and powerful feminist lyrics. Raised in a small Patagonian town, sisters Sofia and Clara Trucco, along with friend Clara Miglioli, formed their band in Buenos Aires and in doing so combined the traditional music of their childhood with Latin rhythms, funk and hip-hop.

ARGENTINA

“AIN’T IT BEAUTIFUL? BEAUTIFUL AND SO PRECISE WITH THE POWER IN THOSE VOICES. THERE IS SOMETHING VERY EARNEST THERE. THEY’VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY”

Photo: Eliseo Miciu

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Photo: Drew Weidemann

BASSEKOU KOUYATÉ & NGONI BA

Photo: Cat Stevens

“HARDING IS NOTHING LESS THAN AMAZING”

Aldous Harding’s journey from the gothic folk of her 2014, self-titled debut to the broader chamber-noir palette of 2017’s Party is that of an artist discovering her gifts. Harding’s moment has clearly arrived – you’ll want to say you were there when it happened.


CABARET

E T I H W , D E R : O Z I R Y LAD AND INDIGO USA

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“IF YOU ONLY SEE ONE CABARET SHOW THIS YEAR, SEE LADY RIZO” TIME OUT

Chanteuse and cabaret superstar Lady Rizo soulfully (and saucily) unpacks her love-hate relationship with present-day America. A hippie child turned teenage punk turned trained actor with a big soul voice, Lady Rizo unleashes a soaring and sardonic tribute to that ‘very bad boyfriend’ – her home country.

7–13 JANUARY $56–$66 + booking fee

Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Photo: Andrew French

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE

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Political parodist Randy Rainbow is an all-singing, Trump-baiting satirist with sass. An internet sensation since the US election, Rainbow (his real name) gained international fame and millions of views for his razor-sharp musical parodies and fake interviews with Donald Trump.

COMEDY

MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE “RAINBOW IS IN HIGH DEMAND … [A] GAY CULT HERO” THE NEW YORK TIMES

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE

Check out RandyRainbow.com to see some of his previous work. – Wesley

Photo: Randy Rainbow

RANDY RAINBOW LIVE

18–20 JANUARY $39–$49 + booking fee

USA | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

COMEDY

S U L I T U A N : W A H S N E K A W TRYGVE DIAN COMEDY” THE GUAR T N E IL S F O G IN “THE NEW K

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE 23–27 JANUARY $36–$46 + booking fee Photo: Fraser Cameron

★★★★★ “FANTASTIC, AND ABSURDLY BRILLIANT”

COMEDY/FAMILY

Two men, too-tight pants and a dream: to find fame via their slickest dance moves in this fantastically bizarre family adventure. The hilarious stars of RIOT and Britain’s Got Talent, LORDS OF STRUT want to change lives through the power of tight spandex, fist-pumping cheesy hits, and high-energy dancefloor moves, in their most ridiculous and sublime family show to date.

Magical and beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy from the award-winning and internationally acclaimed clown, Trygve Wakenshaw (pronounced ‘trig-vee’). This mime artist’s eccentric, loose-limbed and family-friendly silent comedy adeptly swings from a chicken crossing the road (and wondering why) to a quick-draw spaghetti western and a bevy of rebellious farmyard animals.

NEW ZEALAND

BROADWAY BABY

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE 11, 12 & 19 JANUARY $29 + booking fee

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Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

LORDS OF STRUT AND THISISPOPBABY | IRELAND

Photo: Piquant Media

LORDS OF STRUT: ABSOLUTE LEGENDS


Take a trip through the inner workings of your mind on a virtual reality ghost train that looks nothing like the fright rides of your childhood. Nostalgia meets modernity on a remodelled fairground ride by musician Jonnine Standish (HTRK) and filmmaker Jasmin Tarasin, with a multi-sensory journey that ultimately invites you to choose your own destiny. Will it be purgatory or bliss?

VILLAGE SIDESHOW PRESENTED BY CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES 5–28 JANUARY Closed Mondays $10 For accessibility information, please visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access

See website for details.

WORLD PREMIERE | AUSTRALIA

GHOST TRAIN

A WORK BY JONNINE STANDISH AND JASMIN TARASIN

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See website for details. VILLAGE SIDESHOW PRESENTED BY CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES

KARAOKE CAROUSEL

Always dreamed of belting out Bohemian Rhapsody or Let It Go as you ride a pogoing unicorn round and round in circles? This sideshow attraction is just for you! Karaoke Carousel spices up one of Australia’s grandest merry-go-rounds by letting you loose with a microphone and a playlist of all-time tragic karaoke hits.

5–28 JANUARY Closed Mondays $5 For accessibility information, please visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access

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BLAK OUT

‘Blak Out’ is a term Indigenous people use to describe when there are heaps of blackfellas gathered in one place. Sydney Festival continues our commitment to presenting diverse Indigenous stories and inviting contributions from other First

Nations Peoples. There aren’t many national discussions of such long-ranging importance as the ideas of cultural transference, reclamation and protection, treaty and sovereignty, and ultimately our view of historical events. – Wesley

THEATRE

“AN INTIMATE AUDIENCE WITH ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST CHARISMATIC STORYTELLERS” ARTS REVIEW

“THE GUARDIANS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF WAGADAGAM HISTORY, TRADITION AND CULTURE” WEEKEND NOTES The favourite son of the Torres Strait’s Mabuiag Island, Jimi Bani calls back on four generations of his family to take you home for an evening of music, dance and standup. Hear stories from a community fighting to protect a unique culture and hold onto what matters in a rapidly changing world. Based on a story by Dimple Bani, Jimi Bani and co-created with Jason Klarwein. Co-presented with Belvoir. UPSTAIRS BELVOIR ST THEATRE 5–21 JANUARY $40–$72 + booking fee Hearing loop only available in selected seats. Booking essential. Please see page 54 for booking information.

Jimi’s grandfather was one of the first Indigenous linguists, and rewrote the language dictionaries of the Torres Strait. – Wesley

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CLASSES

BAYALA MEANS ‘SPEAK’ IN LOCAL LANGUAGE

LOCAL LANGUAGE IS BEING REAWAKENED, IN A SHARING AND CELEBRATION OF THE INDIGENOUS HERITAGE OF SYDNEY Working with Eora and Darug community leaders and language experts, classes, talks and a mass choral performance have been developed to celebrate local Sydney language. Learn how to speak the first language of your home town!

FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES

THREE-DAY LANGUAGE COURSES

OUT OF THE VAULTS

BARAYA: SING UP COUNTRY

Be part of the reawakening of the Aboriginal language of Sydney.

If you came along last year, or would like to learn more, extend your knowledge of local language by taking part in a three-day course taught by Aunty Jacinta Tobin and Joel Davison. Choose from either the beginners’ three-day course, or delve deeper into language structure in the second course.

Get up close and personal with rare collection items relating to the history of Sydney language. Be one of the few to lay eyes on these records rarely seen by the public.

Come to a free one-hour Aboriginal language class with Aunty Jacinta Tobin and Joel Davison and learn a song in local language, which you can then perform at the morning WugulOra ceremony at Barangaroo on 26 January.

BUILDING 6 UTS 10–12 & 23–25 JANUARY $26 + booking fee

A State Library of NSW presentation.

Darug woman Aunty Jacinta Tobin and Gadigal man Joel Davison lead an introductory one-hour Aboriginal language class. Learn greetings, landscape and place names, body parts, and a song, which you can then perform at the WugulOra Ceremony on 26 January. WARRANE THEATRE MUSEUM OF SYDNEY 6, 13 & 20 JANUARY FREE Registration required

PARRAMATTA LIBRARY 17–19 JANUARY $26 + booking fee

RAFFERTYS THEATRE RIVERSIDE THEATRES 14 JANUARY FREE Registration required

Out of the Vaults is an opportunity to share in the history and knowledge of the communities and individuals who live in and around Sydney.

COASTAL SYDNEY 6 JANUARY A HISTORY OF BENNELONG POINT 13 JANUARY STORIES OF SYDNEY SYDNEY ELDERS 20 JANUARY

Reawaken and reforge the songlines of Sydney in a performance for country, ancestors and healing. WALUMIL LAWNS BARANGAROO RESERVE 26 JANUARY FREE

VISIT SYDNEYFESTIVAL.ORG.AU FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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Indigenous Languages and Arts

#UTSideas

Photo: Prudence Upton

BAYALA LANGUAGE CLASSES

UTS is the proud knowledge partner of the Sydney Festival. Together we’re building experiences to better understand society, culture and art. Join us at one of our Big Thinking Forums and become part of the conversation.

UTS CRICOS PROVIDER CODE: 00099F

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BLAK OUT THEATRE

Take a deeply personal trip inside the life stories of Torres Strait Islander dancer, sister, daughter, comic, teacher, TV star and air guitarist, Ghenoa Gela. My Urrwai is a revealing celebration of cultural and familial inheritance, and an unflinching comment on race relations in Australia. Co-produced by Performing Lines and Belvoir with ILBIJERRI. DOWNSTAIRS BELVOIR ST THEATRE 19 JANUARY–4 FEBRUARY $32–$49 + booking fee Photo: Jamie James

GHENOA GELA I WORLD PREMIERE I AUSTRALIA

MUSIC

When Aunty Ruby Hunter died suddenly in 2010, she left an indelible mark on Australian music and culture. In this concert tribute, acclaimed vocalist

Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks perform a range of songs from Hunter’s 1994 debut album, Thoughts Within.

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE 14 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

“EMMA DONOVAN IS A CHARISMATIC SOUL SINGER FOR THE AGES” BEAT MAGAZINE

D N A N A V O N O D A EMM : S K C A B T U P E H T ER T N U H Y B U R O T E T U IB A TR

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Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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CARRIAGEWORKS 17–21 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

TRIBUNAL

DAILY REVIEW

Welcome to the Australian Truth and Reconciliation Tribunal we’ve never had. Artists, lawyers, leaders and activists put Australia’s colonial past and murky refugee policies on trial in this powerful piece of political theatre. You be the judge.

PYT I FAIRFIELD I AUSTRALIA

THEATRE

“A MUST-SEE OF A VERY SPECIAL KIND”

Photo: Alex Wisser

Mission Songs

MUSIC

MISSION SONGS PROJECT – 1957 PALM ISLAND STRIKE JESSIE LLOYD I AUSTRALIA

“PROFOUNDLY MOVING” THE AUSTRALIAN Discover a unique trove of Australian Indigenous songs and stories unearthed by singer/ songwriter Jessie Lloyd. From the missions and camps that became home to generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, these songs are a rare cultural cache that fused Western and Indigenous musical cultures. Performed live by a top-shelf line-up of Indigenous artists.

12 & 13 JANUARY $36 + booking fee

Photo: Chris Frape

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VISUAL ARTS

CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS PHOTOGRAPHY

BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE I AUSTRALIA

BLAK OUT

“PHOTOGRAPHY IS A POWERFUL TOOL THAT ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTISTS ARE USING TO REFRAME HISTORY ON THEIR OWN TERMS, WEAVING NARRATIVES OF INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE” JESSICA CLARK, CURATOR

Set frame. Take back. Tell. 17 leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists pull culture and its survival into focus through a powerful and multifaceted exhibition that embraces tradition and heritage, as well as the potential offered by new technologies in contemporary arts practice. UNSW GALLERIES 6 JANUARY–24 FEBRUARY Closed Sundays and Mondays FREE

Warwick Thornton, Untitled 2, (detail) 2013, pigment print; 2 parts; 100 x 100 cm and 14.8 x 14.8 cm; courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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A powerful installation and performance work that illuminates the rituals of death and mourning in First Peoples’ communities from the women’s perspective. Staged on-site at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery in Prospect –

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Photo: Joshua Morris

BROKEN GLASS

Darug country – Broken Glass is an intimate, enlightening and moving experience.


VISUAL ARTS

LISA REIHANA CINEMANIA NEW ZEALAND This colossal panoramic video is an interrogation of colonialism and cultural identity. CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE 12 JANUARY–29 MARCH FREE

“LISA REIHANA IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING ARTISTS WORKING IN NEW ZEALAND TODAY”

BAMBULA: PAUL GRABOWSKY AND THE WILFRED BROTHERS

ARTLINK

Lisa Reihana was recently a part of the 2017 Venice Biennale with in Pursuit of Venus [infected]. P. 31 – Wesley

Photo: Michael Hall

Aotearoa New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana’s first Australian survey show features a range of video and photographic works, including in Pursuit of Venus [infected], a reimagining of the 1805 wallpaper LISA REIHANA CINEMANIA Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique.

MUSIC

Australian musical cultures entwine in this unique collaborative partnership, where the ancient Indigenous music of South Arnhem Land’s Wilfred Brothers meets the award-winning compositional and improvisational artistry of Paul Grabowsky. Co-presented with City Recital Hall. CITY RECITAL HALL 25 JANUARY $29–$49 + booking fee

THE AUSTRALIAN

Photo: Simon Schluter

“AN APEX OF ACHIEVEMENT”

BAMB ULA – P A UL GR AND T ABOW HE WI SKY LFRED BROT HERS AUSTR ALIA

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Music and architecture come together in a series of talks and concerts hosted in, and inspired by, the unique buildings of Australia’s most famous modernist architect, Harry Seidler. 9–28 JANUARY $89 + booking fee per show

SEIDLER PENTHOUSE – NORTH SYDNEY MAARJA NUUT Acclaimed Estonian violinist and singer reworks Baltic folk, using loop pedals to create psychedelic effects. 9–11 JANUARY

RAHIM ALHAJ AND KARIM WASFI Iraq’s virtuoso oud player AlHaj and famed cellist Wasfi perform together. 17 & 18 JANUARY

SEIDLER SALON

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ELIZABETH STREET OFFICES SURRY HILLS

DAVÍÐ ÞÓR JÓNSSON

GENEVIEVE LACEY, DANIEL YEADON AND NEAL PERES DA COSTA

Iceland’s innovative pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer plays Bach and his own original compositions. 13 JANUARY Standing tickets only Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

SERIES

Recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey is joined by cellist Daniel Yeadon and harpsichordist Neal Peres da Costa for a program that takes in Vivaldi, Handel, 18th century gothic classics and modern Australian works. 19 & 21 JANUARY

GOLDNER STRING QUARTET Australia’s finest string quartet performs works from many of Australia’s best loved composers: Sculthorpe, Edwards, Hindson, Stanhope, and Westlake. 20 & 21 JANUARY

ROSE SEIDLER HOUSE WAHROONGA GOLDNER STRING QUARTET Masterpieces from the Quartet’s repertoire, including works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák, in an outdoor setting. 27 JANUARY Outdoor seating only

COVE APARTMENTS SYDNEY VOX CLAMANTIS This Grammy-winning Estonian vocal ensemble celebrates the music of its homeland’s most beloved composer, Arvo Pärt. 28 JANUARY

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ABOUT AN HOUR

About an Hour is for the adventurous Festivalgoer who wants to fit in as much as they can. Each show runs from 40–75 minutes and costs the same price. We’ve designed the

schedule so you can see up to three or four things in one day – and remember, the more you see the greater the discount! See page 10 for details. – Wesley

THEATRE DRYWRITE AND SOHO THEATRE I UK

FLEABAG Filthy, funny and unflinching, Fleabag’s modern anti-heroine tackles lust, grief and guinea pigs. Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones, it’s the story of a dry-witted, sex-obsessed and morally unhinged twentysomething. This always outrageous one-woman play fearlessly exposes female sexuality.

★★★★★ “CONFESSIONS OF IRRESISTIBLE FRANKNESS AND CHARM” THE TELEGRAPH

Photo: Johnny Birch

CARRIAGEWORKS 22–27 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

A E I UK

VICE

VIRTUAL REALITY

WHIST

“A TRULY BEAUTIFUL, COMPELLING AND IMPORTANT WORK” Inspired by Freud, this surreal theatre-meets-VR experience invites you deep inside the unconscious mind. The primal and the hi-tech merge in an immersive 360-degree experience, where instinct and desire will drive you on a unique journey into a fictional family’s fears and dreams. CARRIAGEWORKS 6–28 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

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MALTHOUSE THEATRE AUSTRALIA

THEATRE

WILD BORE

★★★★★ “THREE COMEDIANS AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME DELIVER A META EXPLORATION OF CRITICISM THAT IS TRULY, OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY” THE GUARDIAN

Photo: Maria Baranova

We all love reading a stinging review. But what if you were on the receiving end? The subversive, hilarious and frequently misunderstood Zoë Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez and Adrienne Truscott return the slings and arrows to their senders in a biting and hilarious take on arts criticism.

Co-presented with Malthouse Theatre. CARRIAGEWORKS

24–28 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

DANCE

Photo: Pippa Samaya

NARELLE BENJAMIN AND PAUL WHITE I AUSTRALIA

CELLA “TWO PEOPLE, FOUR LEGS AND FEET, FOUR ARMS AND HANDS, TWO HEADS, ONE HEART, ONE COMMON BREATH” TANZNETZ.DE

The fluid, intricate symmetry of human movement is taken to extremes by leading contemporary dancers Narelle Benjamin and Paul White. Like human Rorschach tests, the two dancers come together in wonderful mirror images, uniting to discover the natural symmetry in us and around us.

CARRIAGEWORKS

18–21 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

CIRCUS

IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE ACROBAT I AUSTRALIA

Photo: Karen Donnelly

Raw, kooky and vulnerable physical theatre from acclaimed ensemble, Acrobat. Two clowns launch into an absurd indulgence of low-brow humour. Shedding props and pretence, they gradually disintegrate in a theatrical landslide. The antithesis of glitzy circus, Acrobat prod and poke at the status quo.

CARRIAGEWORKS

12–15 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

“A PRIMAL ASSAULT ON THE SENSES” ADELAIDE NOW

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Disabled performer Dan Daw explores the intersection of ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ through the lens of his ‘otherness’. Beast is an intimate and hyper-theatrical spectacle that licks the eyeball of normality while charging down deviant neurological paths visiting sexual vertigo, expectation, intention and effect.

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16–19 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

Photo: Mirjam Devriendt

I BELGIUM ONTROEREND GOED

★★★★★

THEATRE

“COMPELLING AND INVENTIVELY WRITTEN” THE STAGE

What would the world be like if all humans vanished? What would be left unsaid, unmade? What would take our place and how long would it take for all traces of our humanity to be erased? Theatre innovators Ontroerend Goed ponder the unthinkable in this powerful and meditative spoken word performance. CARRIAGEWORKS 9–14 JANUARY WORLDfee WITHOUT US $39 + booking

WHIST

CARRIAGEWORKS 19–22 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

Photo: Chloë Ellingson

DAISY THEATRE

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THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Worried about the future of the world’s water? In this powerful one-woman performance, award-winning science journalist Alanna Mitchell takes you on a deep dive into the crisis facing our oceans. Join her on a voyage to the sea floor and discover its wonders and demons as Mitchell brings her bestselling book to life.

SEA SICK

THEATRE

“A THOUGHTFUL, SOBERING ACCOUNT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE OCEAN [THAT’S] BOTH CHEERFULLY SELFDEPRECATING AND UNABASHEDLY COLOURFUL”


RONNIE BURKETT THEATRE OF MARIONETTES CANADA I AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

THEATRE

THE DAISY THEATRE “FUNNY, TOUCHING, AND PURE GENIUS” EDMONTON SUN

Acclaimed Canadian puppeteer Ronnie Burkett’s marionettes captivate with vivid, bawdy humanity. Featuring a rotating cast of 40 beautifully expressive characters, all manipulated and voiced by Burkett, The Daisy Theatre’s structure changes every night with improvised satire, comedy, and outrageous musical numbers.

REGINALD THEATRE SEYMOUR CENTRE 13–26 JANUARY $56 + booking fee

Photo: Alejandro Santiago

DAISY THEATRE

THEATRE FORCE MAJEURE I AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE

YOU ANIMAL,YOU “ONE OF OUR MOST OUTSTANDING, BOUNDARY-PUSHING DANCE COMPANIES” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

A one-on-one, interactive, crime noir theatre adventure starring you as Frankie Monroe: Private Detective. Fresh out of hospital, you have amnesia and just a hat and the key to an office crammed with clues. Solve puzzles, make phone calls and unscramble the past before your luck runs out!

Force Majeure’s taboo-busting new work interrogates what makes us human in a desensitised age. A team of multi-talented actors and dancers, directed by Danielle Micich, grapple with their repressed animal selves. Weaving powerful personal stories into a compelling exploration of our drives, attitudes and desires. Co-presented with Carriageworks. CARRIAGEWORKS 5–8 JANUARY $56 + booking fee

CARRIAGEWORKS 5–28 JANUARY $89 + booking fee For accessibility information, please visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access

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MONROE & ASSOCIATES

Artwork: Stacy Gougoulis

THE LAST GREAT HUNT I AUSTRALIA

ARTSHUB

DANCE

★★★★ “A TIGHTLY EXECUTED, INTENSELY PERSONAL PIECE OF INTERACTIVE THEATRE”

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German artist Katharina Grosse’s monumental sitespecific installation transforms Carriageworks into a sublime and otherworldly environment. Audiences are invited to immerse themselves within Grosse’s epic kaleidoscopic canvas. Free artist talk. See website for details. CARRIAGEWORKS 6 JANUARY–8 APRIL FREE

KATHARINA GROSSE

Katharina Grosse, Inside The Speaker, 2014 (detail). Image: Nic Tenwiggenhorn


VISUAL ARTS

IN YOUR DREAMS

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND UNSW GALLERIES AUSTRALIA As the divide between rich and poor deepens worldwide, photo and video artists including Andres Serrano, Alejandro Cartagena and Sim Chi Yin tackle themes of homelessness, poverty and the displacement of people across many corners of the globe. UNSW GALLERIES 6 JANUARY–7 APRIL FREE

Alejandro Cartagena, Car Poolers #3, Car Poolers #10, Car Poolers #12, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Every week for a year a different international artist tackles an urgent issue in their community with an action. This is then showcased on Instagram @52ARTISTS52ACTIONS. What is an ‘action’? That’s up to the artist, who has complete creative freedom to engage with any issue or idea they wish.

52 ARTISTS, 52 ACTIONS

VISUAL ARTS

ARTSPACE I AUSTRALIA

ON INSTAGRAM AT @52ARTISTS52ACTIONS 9 DECEMBER 2017– 15 DECEMBER 2018 FREE

Deborah Kelly, Beware of the God, 2005. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hitman Gurung, Yellow Helmet and Grey House

VISUAL ARTS

WARM TIES

ARTSPACE I AUSTRALIA Australian artist Helen Johnson addresses the truths of British colonial attitudes in a suite of complex, large-scale paintings that shine a hard, satirical light onto the violence, bribery and corruption underpinning Australia’s history. Melbourne based Johnson combs through state library archives for inspiration for her heavily textured paintings. Created on unstretched canvases, each piece packs an irreverent and exuberant punch. See the website for artist talks. ARTSPACE 5 JANUARY–20 FEBRUARY FREE Helen Johnson, Warm Ties, 2017, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Photo: Mark Blower

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CIRCUS CITY

Australia is an international leader in circus. At Circus City we give you a focus on Australian circus for every generation. From the irrepressible new Circus Oz show Model Citizens,

through to Backbone, Highly Sprung, the Flying Trapeze, and the amazing workshops for young people from Aerialize. Roll up, roll up and roll in. – Wesley

“ON THE EVIDENCE OF THE FIRST WEEKEND OF CIRCUS CITY … NEVER AGAIN SHOULD CIRCUS BE REDUCED TO THE POOR COUSIN OF SO-CALLED HIGH ARTS” THE GUARDIAN

CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN Swing by Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Square on 11 January to help us celebrate the opening of Circus City and the Big Top with an evening of free entertainment, from live music to performances and workshops where you can test out your circus skills. PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 11 JANUARY FREE

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GRAVITY & OTHER MYTHS I AUSTRALIA

INDAILY

“CIRCUS AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE”

PHYSICAL THEATRE

A raw, high-octane exploration of the limits of human strength from the acclaimed acrobatic troupe. Circus company Gravity & Other Myths take a sinewy ride to the edges of physical, cerebral and collective brawn in this visceral performance of physical discipline and virtuosity, directed by Darcy Grant with set and lighting design by Geoff Cobham. Nominated for three Helpmann Awards (Best Lighting Design, Best Choreography, Best New Australian Work). RIVERSIDE THEATRE

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Festival.

Photo: Kate Pardey

16–21 JANUARY $36–$56 + booking fee

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CIRCUS CITY

Free hands-on workshops for all ages and abilities from Sydney’s leading circus training centre. Soar, swing, bounce and balance in Aerialize’s fully-accessible range of workshops, covering everything from aerial skills, juggling and hula hoops to discovering your inner acrobat and clown.


CIRCUS CITY

FLY I N G T R A WO P E Z R E K S H O P S

Harness up and soar through the air on a 10-metre high trapeze rig. Run by Sydney Trapeze School and catering for beginners to intermediate, this two-hour workshop features an introductory warm-up and low-level practice turn before students swing high in the air practicing aerial tricks and twirls. PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 12–21 JANUARY $49 + booking fee

MUSIC SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA I AUSTRALIA

Photo: Jamie Williams

SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS

THE CRESCENT PARRAMATTA PARK 20 JANUARY FREE

Lewis Carroll’s whirling, fantastical masterpiece is faithfully and beautifully recreated as a nonstop, madcap theatrical adventure for the whole family. See the classic kids’ tale in an all-new Australian adaptation by multi award-winning playwright Mary Anne Butler, starring Dubs Yunupingu as Alice.

MICHAEL SIEDERS PRESENTS AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

LENNOX THEATRE RIVERSIDE THEATRES 5–27 JANUARY $36 + booking fee $106 + booking fee for family of four ALICE IN WONDERLANDP. 43

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Photo: Richard Hedger

One of the most well-loved Sydney Festival events returns to Parramatta. It’s the perfect evening for families and friends to pack a hamper, grab a blanket, and settle back in a Sydney summer dusk to enjoy beautiful music.

THEATRE/FAMILY

SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS

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MUSIC

International siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow is accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Iain Grandage, for a glorious performance of subversive and sublime entertainment. Join the queen of song for an unforgettable evening of exquisite music and much mayhem, fresh from a season with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

“DEVILISH FUNNY BONES AND HEAVENLY VOCAL CHORDS ... NO ONE DOES IT BETTER THAN MEOW”

Co-presented with Sydney Symphony Orchestra. CONCERT HALL SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

EVENING STANDARD

22 & 23 JANUARY $69–$129 + booking fee

SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA I AUSTRALIA

MEOW MEOW’S PANDEMONIUM AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

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OPERA

It’s a tradition: every year, thousands of Sydneysiders head to The Domain with picnics packed and friends in tow. Hear opera’s brightest stars under the night sky, with the magnificent backing of the Opera Australia Orchestra. It’s your night to enjoy the power of the human voice in the kind of communal, cultural celebration Sydney loves best. THE DOMAIN 13 JANUARY FREE

OPERA IN THE DOMAIN OPERA AUSTRALIA

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Few outside of China would be familiar with the sounds of the pipa, the ruan or the erhu, or the evocative melodies of classical Cantonese, Chaozhou and Guangdong Han music. The Guangdong National Orchestra of China brings these sounds to Australia for the first time to celebrate and welcome the Year of the Dog.  CONCERT HALL SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 21 JANUARY $36–$99 + booking fee

GUANGDONG NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF CHINA REMBRANDT LIVE

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Rembrandt Live is a theatrical encounter for the senses, marrying the treasures of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum with baroque performance and music, directed by John Bell with musical curator Paul Dyer. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the Dutch Golden Age as members of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra perform amongst masterpieces of the 17th century. Matt Moran and Chiswick at the Gallery head chef, Tim Brindley, have designed a decadent baroque banquet, inspired by the flavours of the era, available for two nights only after the show.

AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA AND ART GALLERY OF NSW AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE

ART GALLERY OF NSW 6–23 JANUARY $66 + booking fee

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18 & 19 JANUARY BAROQUE BANQUET & PERFORMANCE (SPECIAL EVENT) $276 + booking fee

Photo: Pedro Greig

REMBRANDT LIVE

THE SEATTLE TIMES

MUSIC/VISUAL ARTS

REMBRANDT LIVE

“BEAUTIFULLY EXOTIC MUSIC ... A JOURNEY ACROSS CULTURES AND TIME”

Photo: Wu Promotion

GUANGDONG ORCHESTRA

CHINA I AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

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Through confronting theatre, film and blood-pumping music, this masterclass in activism from Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina tells the story of the dissident punk group’s solitary confinement in Russia for criticising Vladimir Putin. “Freedom doesn’t exist unless you fight for it every day,” Alyokhina says. “The choice is very simple – to act or to stay silent. What we are showing is just one small example.”

“A PRIMAL, REVOLUTIONARY NEW ELECTRONIC PUNK OPERA”

CARRIAGEWORKS 27 & 28 JANUARY $69–$79 + booking fee

AUSTRALIAN STAGE

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Rhys Chatham’s works for guitar orchestra sit at the meeting point between contemporary classical composition and provocative late 20th century music. Inspired by the power and energy of the electric guitar, Chatham has been writing epic compositions for increasingly large guitar ensembles since the late 1970s. A Crimson Grail is rarely performed and critically regarded as one of Chatham’s best pieces. Presented in association with Room40. CARRIAGEWORKS 12 & 13 JANUARY $59–$69 + booking fee

Photo: Alexander Sofeev

OPS

RH A C YS C (1 RI H M 00 A GU S T ITA O HA RO N RC GR M’ HE S ST A RA ) IL US A

“THIS WASN’T JUST A PERFORMANCE, IT WAS A LARGERTHAN-LIFE SONIC ENVIRONMENT”

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“AN ASTONISHING GLOBAL EXPLORATION OF WHAT DRUMS CAN DO”

MUSIC

JLIN

USA

Think you can dance? Jlin’s dizzying, experimental electronic music will put your feet to the ultimate test, as she makes her live AV show Australian debut. As one of the most critically-acclaimed producers of her generation, Jerrilynn Patton balances off-beat rhythms built from complex drum patterns and bass you feel rather than hear. A musical and visual experience that will twist your mind and move your body, with live AV performed by MFO and Theresa Baumgartner.

THE GUARDIAN

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MUSIC

The near-extinct Ondioline is a little-known precursor to the modern synthesiser, and its greatest practitioner was visionary Jean-Jacques Perrey. His joyful, quirky recordings are cited as daily inspiration by Australia’s own multi-instrumental savant Gotye, who celebrates Perrey’s life and work in this unique theatre-in-theround event, intimately showcasing the work of his “spiritual grandfather”.

AUSTRALIA

GOTYE PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO JEAN-JACQUES PERREY CARRIAGEWORKS 16 & 17 JANUARY $86 + booking fee

The near-extinct ‘Ondioline’ is a CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND little-known precursor to the modern synthesiser, and its greatest practitioner was visionary Jean-Jaques Perrey. His joyful, quirky recordings are cited as daily inspiration by Australia’s own multi-instrumental savant Gotye, who celebrates Perrey’s life and work in this unique theatre-in-theround, intimately showcasing the work of his “spiritual grandfather”. RIVERSIDE THEATRES

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16-17 JANUARY $77/$86 + booking fee

Photo: Anna Webber

GOTYE

“HANDS-DOWN THE GREATEST SHOW AT THE WHOLE OF [MOOGFEST], AND [GOTYE] DIDN’T PLAY A SINGLE ONE OF HIS OWN SONGS”

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SMRITI KESHARI, ERIC SCHLOSSER & KEVIN FORD AND THE ACID USA/AUSTRALIA

MUSIC/FILM

“A UNIQUE AND DAZZLING EVENT” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY An immersive visual exploration of our fascination with the deadliest machines ever made, scored live by electrorock trio The Acid. Presented with a haunting, terrible beauty, the bomb is an immersive experience you won’t quickly forget. CARRIAGEWORKS 23 & 24 JANUARY $49 + booking fee

Photo: the bomb

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

MAD MAX

WITH LIVE SCORE BY

MORRICONE YOUTH CARRIAGEWORKS 25 JANUARY $49–$59 + booking fee

New York underground music favourites Morricone Youth make their Australian debut for special screenings of two classic films: George Miller’s 1979 masterpiece Mad Max and George Romero’s 1968 horror-indie opus Night of the Living Dead. The band performs original re-scores of analogue electronic rock and prog, pounding Krautrock rhythms and twanging surf guitars.

CARRIAGEWORKS 26 JANUARY $49–$59 + booking fee

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MUSIC

16 LOVERS LANE AUSTRALIA

STATE THEATRE 18 JANUARY $59–$79 + booking fee Hearing loop only available in selected mezzanine seats. Booking essential. Please see page 54 for booking information.

“PEOPLE STILL LOVE THESE TIMELESS SONGS AND FULLY APPRECIATE THEIR IMPORTANCE TO OUR CULTURAL FABRIC” THE MUSIC

FEATURING VOCALISTS:

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This 30th anniversary reimagining of The Go-Betweens’ 16 Lovers Lane revisits the soundtrack to a generation. The album’s cocreators – drummer Lindy Morrison, guitarist/bassist John Willsteed, and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Brown – with the added skills of Dan Kelly, Danny Widdicombe and Luke Daniel Peacock, perform the album in full, complete with b-sides, enlisting an all-star lineup of guests to reinterpret classics such as Streets of Your Town.

STEVE KILBEY (THE CHURCH) IZZI MANFREDI (THE PREATURES) JODI & TRISH (CLOUDS) KIRIN J CALLINAN SHOGUN (ROYAL HEADACHE) DAVE MASON (THE REELS) ROB SNARSKI (THE BLACKEYED SUSANS) PETER MILTON WALSH (THE APARTMENTS) ROMY VAGER (RVG)

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Celebrated for her songs that became anthems of the Arab Spring, Tunisia’s Emel Mathlouthi combines North African sounds with electronic production. Iraqi composer Rahm AlHaj is one of the world’s leading oud players, and is joined by cellist Karim Wasfi – best known in the West for playing inside Baghdad’s bomb craters. A unique double bill featuring three acclaimed artists.

“IT’S THE ASTONISHING RANGE AND SENSUOUSNESS OF MATHLOUTHI’S VOICE THAT IS MOST COMPELLING” THE GUARDIAN

CITY RECITAL HALL 19 JANUARY $49–$69 + booking fee

EMEL MATHLOUTHI TUNISIA/IRAQ

Photos: Alex and Iggy, Michael G Stewart

WITH RAHIM ALHAJ & KARIM WASFI

MUSIC

UK/SOUTH AFRICA

★★★★ “PULSING, EXPLORATORY AND VIBRANT” THE GUARDIAN Shabaka Hutchings is pushing Afrofuturism forward with his jaw-dropping jazz ensemble, fronted by singer Siyabonga Mthembu. Londoner and bandleader Hutchings – a saxophone savant who plays in the Sun Ra Arkestra – explores the indefinable gaps within modern jazz, as he hits Sydney with this explosive six-piece collective from South Africa.

24 JANUARY $49–$69 + booking fee

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Photo: Leeroy Jason

CITY RECITAL HALL


MUSIC

“[MOUNT EERIE] DOES WHAT GREAT ART SHOULD – REMIND US OF THE VALUE OF OUR WORLD AND THE PEOPLE WE SHARE IT WITH DAILY” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

MOUNT EERIE AND JULIE BYRNE Photos: Jonathon Bouknight and Allyson Foster

USA

MOUNT EERIE

FBi RADIO

When singer/songwriter Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie) lost his wife, artist Geneviève Castrée, to cancer, he poured his grief into the beautiful and devastating A Crow Looked At Me. Elverum is joined by NYC’s Julie Byrne, a purveyor of sublime, lyrical dark folk, for a double-bill of minimalist, melancholic beauty.

CITY RECITAL HALL 23 JANUARY $29–$49 + booking fee

★★★★★ “[JULIE BYRNE] IS SOMETHING SPECIAL” P. 51

THE TIMES

MUSIC

★★★★★ “THE LEVEL OF ARTISTRY NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THIS KIND OF LIVING, BREATHING PERFORMANCE IS A RARITY” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

ESTONIA

Photo: Kitfox Valentin

This Grammy-winning Estonian vocal ensemble performs a repertoire encompassing Gregorian chant and works by four of Estonia’s finest composers: Arvo Pärt,

Cyrillus Kreek, Helena Tulve, and Tõnis Kaumann. Under the inspired guidance of their founder, Jaan-Eik Tulve, the Vox Clamantis repertoire runs as far back as the 13th century.

CITY RECITAL HALL 27 JANUARY $49–$69 + booking fee

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UTS BIG THINKING FORUMS CONSUMING THE WORLD

ANALOGUE BODY IN A DIGITAL WORLD

How do we reconcile consumerism and waste in a Green-conscious world? What does renewable and sustainable mean in a society where our lives can be completely separated from nature?

How do we meaningfully engage in the physical world in our digital age? Does data and technology distract us from our true selves or help us understand ourselves more deeply? Should we be frightened of technology or is it going to save us?

COMPETING SOVEREIGNTIES What does the aspiration to Aboriginal sovereignty mean in our contemporary world? Would a treaty unite or divide us? How would it all work? And what TALKSdoes AND WORKSHOPS it mean for the Australian Constitution?

THE GREAT HALL UTS FREE Registration required

VISIT SYDNEYFESTIVAL.ORG.AU FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

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TALKS

SYDNEY FESTIVAL TALKS TALKING DANCE In a series of conversations, Festival artists explore the ideas contained within their works and broader practice. Topics include: state of play; memoir and autobiography; and technology and the body.

CARRIAGEWORKS FREE Registration required

Co-presented with Critical Path.

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Q&A WITH THE ARTISTS

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

Get in quickly for tickets to one-night only Q&A sessions with the artists behind AquaSonic, The Town Hall Affair, Backbone, The Wider Earth, Barber Shop Chronicles and Pussy Riot Theatre: Riot Days. You’re invited to remain after the performance to take part in an audience Q&A with the artists and get a deeper insight into the work.

VARIOUS VENUES

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See show pages on website for details


FERRYTHON

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS AT SYDNEY FESTIVAL Sydney Harbour will make a splash with the annual Ferrython, one of Australia’s most popular and iconic free events. See our beloved ferries in this hugely popular Australia Day tradition, as they venture from Circular Quay to Shark Island and then back to a glorious finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Pack a picnic and gather on the foreshore to barrack for your favourite ferry. For the second year, we’re offering you the opportunity to participate in Ferrython by booking a place as a passenger on one of the competing ferries.

Think about what it really means to be on this country and what kind of Australia you want to live in. – Wesley

SYDNEY HARBOUR 26 JANUARY FREE Want to ride on one of the ferries? Limited tickets are available to purchase. See website for details.

Photo: Prudence Upton

FERRYTHON

BARAYA: SING UP COUNTRY Head down to Barangaroo to hear a song performed in local language at the morning WugulOra ceremony. If you’d like to sing in the ceremony, see page 27 for details. WALUMIL LAWNS BARANGAROO RESERVE 26 JANUARY FREE

Photo: Jamie Williams

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ACCESS & INCLUSION

TICKETS

We welcome all visitors to Sydney Festival events and make every effort to ensure the program is accessible to our whole audience. For all the details on the Festival’s access program, precincts, venues and built environments visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access

All ticket price ranges listed in this publication are full price. For all pricing details including concessions, visit the website.

ACCESSIBLE BROCHURE FORMATS

Multipacks available 9am 26 October 2017 General tickets available 9am 30 October 2017 sydneyfestival.org.au or 1300 856 876

Sydney Festival provides an audio CD, MP3 files, PDF document, large print Word format document, braille brochure and show synopses (on request).

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES Please see listings below for dates and times of audio described, Auslan interpreted, relaxed, captioned, accessible and inclusive performances and workshops. For these performances, we encourage booking tickets prior to Friday 15 December 2017. Seats cannot be guaranteed after this date although we will always do our best to accommodate your request. All access performance tickets will be sold at the lowest price in the house for that performance (excluding Meow Meow’s Pandemonium and Model Citizens). To book wheelchair seating for Tree of Codes please contact the ICC Sydney bookings line, managed by Ticketek on 1300 665 915. Bookings for Auslan interpreted and captioned performances can be made online by entering the promo code ACCESS2018 during purchase.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

This venue/location is wheelchair accessible or has been made accessible for the Festival. Designated wheelchair spaces (where available) will be sold at the lowest price in the house for that performance.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS

Assistive Listening Systems provide hearing augmentation and amplification.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION/TACTILE TOUR

Trained audio describers provide live verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements of the performance between gaps in the dialogue on stage via a discreet headset. Tactile tours allow patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions to explore the set, props and costumes prior to the performance. Bookings are essential. - You Animal, You: 7 January, 2pm (tactile tour at 1pm), p37 - Model Citizens: 12 January, 7.30pm (tactile tour at 6.45pm) and 20 January, 1.30pm (tactile tour at 12.45pm), p11 - Jurassic Plastic: 14 January, 10.30am (tactile tour of the installation), p12 - The Wider Earth: 24 January, 1.30pm (tactile tour at 12.15pm), p13 - Barber Shop Chronicles: 27 January, 2pm (tactile tour at 12.30pm), p8

CAPTIONING

For people who are hard of hearing or Deaf, theatre captioning is an accurate text display of a theatre performance in its entirety, including actors’ dialogue, ad libs, song lyrics, musical descriptions and other sound effects. Displayed on large screens at the side of the stage and/or via the GoTheatrical! mobile app. - Barber Shop Chronicles: 21 January, 5pm (Q& A session also captioned), p8 - The Wider Earth: 24 January, 7.30pm, p13

FESTIVAL MULTIPACKS

Book three or more events to save up to 15%. Multipack allocations are strictly limited. Multipack discounts are not available on: Monroe & Associates, paid workshops, or events $20 and under.

GROUP BOOKINGS

Save 10–25% off A Reserve or General Admission tickets by booking for a group of 10 or more. Some exclusions apply. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/groups for details.

GIFT VOUCHERS

- You Animal, You: 7 January, 2pm, p37 - Model Citizens: 12 January, 7.30pm and 20 January, 1.30pm, p11 - Mission Songs Project – 1957 Palm Island Strike: 13 January, 2pm, p29 - RIOT: 17 January, 7.30pm, p18 - Tribunal: 20 January, 6pm, p29 - Briefs: Close Encounters: 24 January, 10pm, p20 - Wild Bore: 26 January, 6.45pm, p35 - Fleabag: 26 January, 8.30pm, p34 - Barber Shop Chronicles: 27 January, 8pm, p8

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Aimed at children and young people with a learning or physical disability, autistic spectrum condition or sensory or communication disorder, relaxed performances have slight modifications to sound and lighting, downloadable pre-visit social stories, support aids and an open-door policy with a dedicated quiet area. - Alice in Wonderland: 9 January, 12.30pm and 23 January, 12.30pm, p43 - Jurassic Plastic: a quiet area will be available throughout the installation dates, p12

ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE

The following events are accessible to all people. To ensure we are fully inclusive, please let us know of any specific requirements before attending the event. - Aerialize Workshops: all sessions are for all abilities, p42

COMPANION CARD Companion Card holders qualify for a second ticket at no cost for their companion. Please contact Sydney Festival directly to assist with your booking. 54

ART GALLERY OF NSW Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 02 9225 1700 artgallery.nsw.gov.au

ARTSPACE 43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway Woolloomooloo 02 9356 0555 artspace.org.au

BARANGAROO RESERVE Hickson Rd, Barangaroo 02 9255 1700 barangaroo.sydney

BELVOIR ST THEATRE 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills 02 9699 3444 belvoir.com.au

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown 02 4645 4100 c-a-c.com.au

CARRIAGEWORKS 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 02 8571 9099 carriageworks.com.au

CITY RECITAL HALL 2–12 Angel Pl, Sydney 02 8256 2222 cityrecitalhall.com

COVE APARTMENTS 129 Harrington St, The Rocks

A Sydney Festival gift voucher is the perfect gift for a friend or loved one to choose their own Festival experience.

ELIZABETH ST OFFICES

Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/giftvouchers

ICC SYDNEY

CHEAP TICKETS & DEALS Head to the Free & Cheap tab on our website for great deals.

PLAYWAVE

Are you aged 15–19? Become a member of Playwave for discounts, exclusive access to private events and more. Visit playwave.com.au

CONCESSIONS

Concession tickets are available for full-time students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, children 16 years and under, and the unemployed. Proof of concession must be produced at the events to obtain the concession or child price. Concessions are only available where indicated and may be subject to availability. For full ticketing terms and conditions visit sydneyfestival.org.au/tandc

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

As the action unfolds, an interpreter stands to one side of the stage, signing the text and dialogue live.

VENUES

ACCESS AT THE CRESCENT

372 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills 02 9215 9000 australiacouncil.gov.au 14 Darling Dr, Sydney 02 9215 7100 iccsydney.com.au

MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Entry via Centrral Ave Hyde Park North, Cnr College & Park St, Sydney

MUSEUM OF SYDNEY Cnr Phillip St & Bridge St, Sydney 02 9251 5988 sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

PARRAMATTA LIBRARY 1–3 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta 02 9806 5159 cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE Cnr Victoria Rd & Church St Parramatta parracity.nsw.gov.au

RIVERSIDE THEATRES Cnr Church & Market St, Parramatta 02 8839 3399 riversideparramatta.com.au

ROSE SEIDLER HOUSE 71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga 02 99 89 8020 sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

SEIDLER PENTHOUSE 2A Glen St, Milsons Point

SEYMOUR CENTRE Cnr City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale 02 9351 7940 seymourcentre.com

At Symphony Under the Stars a viewing area for patrons with accessibility needs is located at the front on the right side as you look at the stage. Friends and family are also welcome in the designated viewing area. The precinct is relatively flat with a mix of grass and paved surfaces. Accessible amenities are available.

ST BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCH & CEMETERY

Accessible parking (for MPS permit holders) and drop-off is at the O’Connell Street carpark. No booking required.

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Ponds Rd, Prospect

STATE LIBRARY OF NSW Macquarie St, Sydney 02 9273 1414 sl.nsw.gov.au

STATE THEATRE 49 Market St, Sydney 02 9373 6655 statetheatre.com.au Bennelong Point 02 9250 7111 sydneyoperahouse.com

SYDNEY TOWN HALL

ACCESS IN THE DOMAIN

For disability access information at Opera in The Domain please contact Opera Australia directly on 02 9318 8200 / customerservice@opera.org.au.

CONTACT US

For access information, bookings or to give us feedback, please call us on 1300 856 876 or email access@sydneyfestival.org.au. Please note our call centre opening hours: October–December: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm January: Monday–Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am–2pm

483 George St, Sydney 02 9265 9333 sydneytownhall.com.au

THE CRESCENT AT PARRAMATTA PARK Byrnes Ave, Parramatta Park, Parramatta

THE DOMAIN Art Gallery Rd, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

UNSW GALLERIES Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington 02 8936 0888

UTS

Building 6 702 Harris St, Ultimo The Great Hall Tower Building 15 Broadway, Ultimo uts.edu.au 02 9514 2000


FESTIVAL FEASTS RESTAURANTS Getting the most out of Sydney Festival is hungry work, so we’ve partnered with top restaurants located near our venues to satisfy your Festival appetite. Choose from $30, $55 and à la carte (ALC) options to keep your belly full of Festival goodness this January. Just ask for Festival Feasts. See what’s on offer at: sydneyfestival.org.au/ff

$55

PROUDLY SUPPORTING FESTIVAL FEASTS A U S T R A L I A’ S

$55

HOME OF THE HATS

Bowery Lane

$30

Buckley’s

Shop 1, Level 4 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney

East Circular Quay, Suite 18 7 Macquarie Street, Sydney

02 9252 8017

02 9247 8199

NEARBY: City Recital Hall, Museum of Sydney

NEARBY: Sydney Opera House, Museum of Sydney

ALC

360 Bar

$55

Alpha Restaurant

$55

Bishop Sessa

188 Pitt Street Level 4 Westfield, Sydney

238 Castlereagh Street Sydney

527 Crown Street Surry Hills

02 8223 3883

02 9098 1111

02 8065 7223

NEARBY: Meriton Festival Village, State Theatre, Sydney Town Hall

NEARBY: Meriton Festival Village, Sydney Town Hall

NEARBY: Belvoir Street Theatre

Cafe Sydney

$30

5th Floor 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay 02 9251 8683 NEARBY: Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall

Chefs Gallery Town Hall

$55

BLACK Bar & Grill* Harbourside entry on Pirrama Road, Level G, The Star, Pyrmont 1800 700 700 NEARBY: ICC Sydney

$55

Chiswick at the Gallery

$55

The Dining Room Park Hyatt Sydney

Shop 12, Ground Floor Regent Place Shopping Centre 501 George Street, Sydney

Art Gallery of NSW Art Gallery Road, Sydney

7 Hickson Road The Rocks

02 9225 1819

02 9256 1661

02 9267 8877

NEARBY: Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace, State Library of NSW

NEARBY: Sydney Opera House, Barangaroo Reserve

NEARBY: Sydney Town Hall, State Theatre

WILSON PARKING Receive 10% off with Wilson Parking when you pre-book your parking online with promo code SYDNEY18. Go to: bookabay.com.au 175 Liverpool Street

Entry via 26 Nithsdale Street

$30

Angel Place 123 Pitt Street

Barangaroo Point Barangaroo Point, Walsh Bay

Barangaroo Reserve

The Emporium Parramatta

$30

Fat Noodle*

$55

INDU

$30

Kindred

$55

Kittyhawk

51 Philip Street Parramatta

The Star, Level 1 80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont

350 George Street Entry via Angel Place Sydney

137 Cleveland Street Darlington

16 Phillip Lane Sydney

02 8937 0530

0437 233 009

02 9687 1955

1800 700 700

02 9223 0158

NEARBY: Parramatta Library, Prince Alfred Square, Riverside Theatres

NEARBY: ICC Sydney

NEARBY: City Recital Hall

NEARBY: Carriageworks, Seymour Centre, UTS

NEARBY: Sydney Opera House, Meriton Fesitval Village

5 Towns Place, Millers Point

Citipark

431 Kent Street

Darling Park

201 Sussex Street

Darling Quarter 1-11 Harbour Street

Darling Square Zollner Circuit

Harbourside Pyrmont

100 Murray Street

MLC Centre

108 King Street

Queen Victoria Building

$55

La Rosa The Strand

$55

Madame Shanghai

Quay West

18 College Street Darlinghurst

111 Harrington Street

Shop 133, Level 2 The Strand Arcade 193 Pitt Street, Sydney

St Andrews House

02 9223 1674

Sydney Opera House

NEARBY: Meriton Festival Village, Sydney Town Hall, State Theatre

111 York Street

464 Kent Street

2A Macquarie Street

Unless otherwise noted, all parking spots are in Sydney CBD. For more information, visit: wilsonparking.com.au/find-a-park

$55

The Malaya

$55

Mejico

$55

Steel Bar and Grill

105 Pitt Street Sydney

60 Carrington Street Sydney

02 8318 8618

39 Lime Street King St Wharf Sydney

02 9230 0119

02 9299 9997

NEARBY: Meriton Festival Village

02 9279 1170

NEARBY: City Recital Hall, State Library of NSW

NEARBY: City Recital Hall, Barangaroo Reserve

NEARBY: Barangaroo Reserve, City Recital Hall

We encourage you to take public transport when travelling to and from Festival events. For public transport information visit transportnsw.info or call 131 500.

*Guests must be 18 years or over to enter the Casino. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help 1800 858 858 gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au. The Star practises the responsible service of alcohol.

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CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN

VENUE

Carriageworks Carriageworks Carriageworks

Carriageworks

Carriageworks

Carriageworks

Carriageworks

Carriageworks

Carriageworks

ABOUT AN HOUR

IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE

SEA SICK

TRIBUNAL

WHIST

WILD BORE

WORLD WITHOUT US

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BEAST CELLA FLEABAG

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TRYGVE WAKENSHAW: NAUTILUS VILLAGE SIDESHOW

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EMMA DONOVAN AND THE PUTBACKS FÉMINA GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE & EDLEY ODOWD LADY RIZO: RED, WHITE AND INDIGO LORDS OF STRUT: ABSOLUTE LEGENDS RANDY RAINBOW LIVE RIOT W

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MODEL CITIZENS (Also 2-4 Jan)

HIGHLY SPRUNG

FLYING TRAPEZE WORKSHOPS

BACKBONE

Courtyard Riverside Theatres Riverside Theatre

AERIALIZE WORKSHOPS

VENUE

CIRCUS CITY

Upstairs Belvoir St Theatre Downstairs Belvoir St Theatre Drama Theatre Sydney Opera House Darling Harbour Theatre ICC Sydney Drama Theatre Sydney Opera House

Reginald Theatre Seymour Centre Carriageworks

Carriageworks

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Lennox Theatre Riverside Theatres York Theatre Seymour Centre

YOU ANIMAL, YOU

THE WIDER EARTH

TREE OF CODES

THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR

MY URRWAI

MY NAME IS JIMI

MONROE & ASSOCIATES

THE DAISY THEATRE

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

THEATRE / DANCE

EVENTS

FRI 05

From 4.30pm

7.30pm (p)

FRI 05

7.30pm

FRI 05

7pm (p)

8pm (p)

8pm

From 10am

SAT 06

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SAT 06

1.30pm 7.30pm

SAT 06

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8pm

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SAT

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SUN 07

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5.15pm

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3pm

SUN 07

7pm

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12pm 2pm

MON 08

MON 08

MON 08

7pm

6pm

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TUE 09

From 4.30pm

5.15pm

10pm

7.45pm

TUE 09

TUE 09

8pm +Q&A 7pm

From 10am

10.30am 12.30pm

7.30pm

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WED 10

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7.30pm

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10pm

WED 10

1.30pm 7.30pm

WED 10

2pm 8pm 7pm

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10.30am 12.30pm

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THU 11

From 4.30pm

5.15pm

7.45pm 3.15pm

10pm

THU 11

7.30pm

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8pm

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SUN MON TUE WED THU

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SAT 13

8pm

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SUN 14

From 10am 5pm

7.30pm

8.45pm

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FRI 12

From 4.30pm

10pm

5.30pm 3.30pm

7.45pm

FRI 12

From 3.30pm 7.30pm

2pm 7.30pm

From 10am

5pm

SAT 13

From 4.30pm

5.15pm

3pm

7.45pm 10.30pm

SAT 13

From 3.30pm 1.30pm 7.30pm

4pm

From 10am

7.30pm

SUN 14

From 4.30pm

7.30pm 10.15pm

3pm

5.15pm

SUN 14

3pm

From 2pm

7.30pm

MON 15

MON 15

MON 15

From 10am

7.30pm (p)

TUE 16

From 4.30pm

5.15pm

7.45pm 10pm

TUE 16

From 10.30am From 4.30pm

7.30pm (p)

From 2pm

TUE 16

From 10am 6.30pm

7.30pm

10.30am 12.30pm

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8pm (p)

7pm

WED 17

From 4.30pm

7.30pm

5.15pm 10pm

WED 17

1.30pm 7.30pm

From 11.30am From 3pm

7.30pm

From 2pm

WED 17

7.30pm (p)

From 10am 6.30pm

7.30pm

10.30am 12.30pm

From 10am

7pm

8.30pm 6.30pm

THU 18

From 4.30pm

5.15pm 10pm

7.45pm

THU 18

1.30pm

From 11.30am From 4pm

6pm +Q&A

From 2pm

THU 18

7.30pm (p)

From 10am 8pm

7.30pm

10.30am 12.30pm 8pm (p)

SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU

From 11am From 11am From 10am

From 10.45am

FRI 12

8pm

From 10am 8pm

12pm 2pm

FRI

FRI

SAT

SUN MON TUE WED THU

FRI

SAT

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7pm

5.15pm

9.30pm 7.30pm

FRI 19

From 4.30pm

5.30pm 10pm

3.30pm

7.45pm

FRI 19

From 11.30am From 3.30pm 7.30pm

From 10.45am 7.30pm

FRI 19

7.30pm

6.30pm (p)

From 10am 8pm

7.30pm

12pm 2pm 8pm

2pm 6pm From 10am

8.15pm

6pm

SAT 20

From 4.30pm

3.15pm 5.15pm

7.45pm 10.30pm

SAT 20

7.30pm

From 3.30pm 1.30pm

From 11am

From 11.15am 6pm

SAT 20

1.30pm 7.30pm

From 10am 2pm 8pm

7.30pm

12pm 2pm 2pm 8pm

From 10am

2pm 5pm 3pm

7.30pm

SUN 21

From 4.30pm

7.30pm 10.15pm

3pm

5.15pm

SUN 21

3pm

From 2pm

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SUN 21

3pm

From 10am 5pm

7.30pm

5pm +Q&A

8.30pm

6.30pm

MON 22

MON 22

MON 22

7.30pm +Q&A

From 10am

7.30pm

TUE 23

5.15pm From 4.30pm

7.30pm

10pm

TUE 23

TUE 23

7.30pm

7pm

From 10am

7.30pm

10.30am 12.30pm 8pm

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8.15pm

WED 24

5.15pm From 4.30pm

7.30pm

10pm

WED 24

1.30pm 7.30pm

WED 24

7.30pm

1.30pm

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From 10am

7.30pm

10.30am 12.30pm 1pm 8pm

From 10am 8.30pm

6.15pm

THU 25

From 4.30pm

5.15pm

10pm

7.45pm

THU 25

7.30pm

THU 25

7.30pm

8.15pm

From 10am

7.30pm

10.30am 12.30pm 8pm

From 10am 6.45PM

4.30pm 8.30pm

FRI 26

5.15pm From 4.30pm

7.30pm

10pm

FRI 26

1.30pm

FRI 26

7.30pm

From 10am

7.30pm

12pm 2pm 8pm

From 10am 2.30pm 6.45pm

4.30pm 8.30pm

SAT 27

3pm From 4.30pm

5.15pm

7.45pm 10.30pm

SAT 27

1.30pm 7.30pm

SAT 27

1.30pm 7.30pm

2.15pm 8.15pm

From 10am

8pm

12pm 2pm 2pm

From 10am 2pm 5pm

SUN 28

From 4.30pm

5.15pm 8pm

3pm

10.30pm

SUN 28

3pm

SUN 28

SUN 28

5.15pm

From 10am

5pm

SUN

28

SUN

05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

12pm (p) 2pm (p)

FRI

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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47

Carriageworks

46

50 43 32 33 33 33

33

Art Gallery of NSW

Carriageworks

City Recital Hall The Crescent, Parramatta Park

Harry and Penelope Seidler House

Rose Seidler House Seidler Penthouse

Seidler Penthouse

Carriageworks

REMBRANDT LIVE

RHYS CHATHAM’S A CRIMSON GRAIL (100 GUITAR ORCHESTRA) SHABAKA AND THE ANCESTORS SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS SEIDLER SALON SERIES VOX CLAMANTIS GOLDNER STRING QUARTET GENEVIEVE LACEY, DANIEL YEADON AND NEIL PERES DA COSTA DAVÍÐ ÞÓR JÓNSSON

GOLDNER STRING QUARTET MAARJA NUUT

RAHIM ALHAJ AND KARIM WASFI

THE BOMB

30

39

Artspace

VENUE

OTHER EVENTS

Auslan interpretation

Audio description available

53 53

7pm

7pm

2pm 7.30pm

SUN 14

10am

SUN 14

SUN 14

From 9am

4pm - 9pm 4pm - 9pm 10am - 5pm From 9am

From 9am

From 9am

10am - 5pm

From 9.30am From 10.30am

From 9.30am From 10.30am

From 9.30am From 10.30am

7pm

WED 17

10am 2pm

WED 17

6.30pm

6pm 9pm

WED 17

THU 18

From 10am

FRI 19

10am 2pm

FRI 19

6.30pm

Banquet 6pm

8pm

8pm

FRI 19

7pm

7.30pm

7pm

7.30pm

11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm

THU 18

10am 2pm

THU 18

11am 6.30pm

Banquet 6pm

8pm

2pm 7.30pm

SUN 21

SUN 21

2.30pm

7pm

SUN 21

From 9.30am

From 9am

From 9.30am 10.30am

From 9am

From 9.30am 10.30am

From 9am

From 10am

From 10am

From 10am 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm

From 10am From 10am

From 9.30am 10.30am

From 9am

From 9.30am

From 9am

7pm

WED 24

10am 2pm

WED 24

6pm 8pm

8pm

WED 24

7pm

THU 25

10am 2pm

THU 25

8pm

8pm

THU 25

From 9.30am

From 9am

From 9.30am 10.30am

From 9am

From 9.30am 10.30am

From 9am

10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm

7pm

TUE 23

10am 2pm

TUE 23

8pm

6pm 7.30pm

7pm

8pm

TUE 23

SAT 27

SAT 27

8pm

6.30pm

8pm +Q&A

SAT 27

SUN 28

SUN 28

2.30pm

7pm

SUN 28

From 9.30am 10.30am

From 9am

4pm - 9pm

From 9.30am 10.30am

From 9am

From 9.30am

From 9am

4pm - 9pm 4pm - 9pm 10am - 5pm

Ice installation Ice installation Ice installation

FRI 26

FRI 26

8pm

FRI 26

From 10am From 10am

From 10am

From 10am 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm

From 10am

10am - 5pm

From 10am

From 10am

From 6pm 6.15pm 8pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm

From 9.30am 10.30am

From 9am

MON 22

MON 22

6pm 7.30pm

8pm

MON 22

Ice installation Ice installation 7pm

2pm 7.30pm

SAT 20

1.30pm

10am

SAT 20

6.30pm 2.30pm

8pm

SAT 20

4pm - 9pm 4pm - 9pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm From 12pm From 12pm From 12pm From 12pm From 10am From 12pm

7pm

TUE 16

TUE 16

6pm 7.30pm

6pm 9pm

TUE 16

From 6pm 6.15pm 8pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm

From 9.30am From 10.30am

From 9am 10.30am From 9.30am From 10.30am

From 10am From 10am From 10am

From 9.30am From 10.30am From 6pm 6.15pm 8pm 10am - 6pm

From 9am

10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm

From 9.30am From 10.30am

From 9am

MON 15

MON 15

6pm 7.30pm

MON 15

Ice installation Ice installation 7pm

2pm 7.30pm

SAT 13

1.30pm

10am

SAT 13

2.30pm 6.30pm

8pm

8pm

2pm 7.30pm

SAT 13

FRI 05

Free

SAT 06

SUN 07

Fully accessible

MON 08

(p)

WED 10

Preview performance

TUE 09

FRI 12

Relaxed performance

THU 11

SUN 14

Tactile Tour before the performance

SAT 13

MON 15

WED 17

The Sydney Morning Herald Q&A Series

TUE 16

W

THU 18

Wesley says get in early

FRI 19

SAT 20

SUN 21

MON 22

WED 24

THU 25

FRI 26 7.45-8.30am 10.45am

SAT 27

SUN 28

All Sydney Festival venues are wheelchair accessible

TUE 23

11am - 5pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 5pm 11am - 6pm 11am - 6pm

Captioned performance

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UNSW Galleries

KEY

7.30pm

7.30pm

From 9.30am From 10.30am From 6pm 6.15pm 8pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm 10am - 6pm

12

FRI 12

10am 2pm

FRI 12

6pm 7.30pm 8pm

7.30pm

FRI 12

11am - 4pm 11am - 4pm

THU 11

10am 2pm

THU 11

11am 6.30pm

6pm 7.30pm

THU 11

12

Campbelltown Arts Centre

Walumil Lawns, Barangaroo Reserve Sydney Harbour

7pm

WED 10

5.30pm

10am 2pm

WED 10

6.30pm

WED 10

From 9am

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BARAYA: SING UP COUNTRY FERRYTHON

TUE 09

TUE 09

6.30pm

6pm 7.30pm

7.30pm

TUE 09

4 - 9pm 4 - 9pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm

MON 08

MON 08

7.30pm

7.30pm

MON 08

7pm

SUN 07

1.30pm

SUN 07

4pm +Q&A

SUN 07

4pm - 9pm

SAT 06

1.30pm

10am

SAT 06

6pm 7.30pm

7.30pm

SAT 06

Ice installation Ice installation Ice installation 7pm

FRI 05

FRI 05

FRI 05

12

39 10

14

30

30

PAGE

Carriageworks

UNSW Galleries Drama Theatre Foyer Sydney Opera House Sydney Town Hall

Barangaroo Reserve

St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery, Blacktown

UP LATE UP LATE MAKERSPACE WORKSHOPS KATHARINA GROSSE (Until April 8) LISA REIHANA CINEMANIA (Until March 29) TELL (Until February 24) WARM TIES (Until February 20)

Ticketed workshops and events MAKERSPACE WORKSHOPS ATELIER WORKSHOPS

JURASSIC PLASTIC

IN YOUR DREAMS (Until April 7) JOIN THE DOTS

(Fire installation everyday from 7pm-10pm)

FOUR THOUSAND FISH

BROKEN GLASS PERFORMANCES

BROKEN GLASS Installation

VISUAL ARTS / INSTALLATIONS VENUE

BAYALA: OUT OF THE VAULTS CONSUMING THE WORLD

27 27 27 27 52

52

Raffertys Theatre, Riverside Theatres Building 6 UTS Gallery Room, State Library of NSW Great Hall, UTS

ANALOGUE BODY IN A DIGITAL WORLD BAYALA: LANGUAGE CLASSES

51

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27 27 27

Great Hall UTS

TALKS / LANGUAGE CLASSES

48

32

33 32

45

Museum of Sydney Parramatta Library

City Recital Hall

VENUE

VOX CLAMANTIS

Cove Apartments Elizabeth Street Offices Elizabeth Street Offices

51 48

44 46

29

City Recital Hall Carriageworks City Recital Hall The Domain Carriageworks

44

Campbelltown Arts Centre

Concert Hall Sydney Opera House

47 48

45

50

Concert Hall Sydney Opera House Carriageworks Carriageworks

31

City Recital Hall

MISSION SONGS PROJECT – 1957 PALM ISLAND STRIKE MOUNT EERIE AND JULIE BYRNE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD WITH LIVE SCORE BY MORRICONE YOUTH OPERA IN THE DOMAIN PUSSY RIOT THEATRE: RIOT DAYS

GUANGDONG NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF CHINA JLIN MAD MAX WITH LIVE SCORE BY MORRICONE YOUTH MEOW MEOW’S W PANDEMONIUM

BAMBULA: PAUL GRABOWSKY AND THE WILFRED BROTHERS EMEL MATHLOUTHI WITH RAHIM ALHAJ AND KARIM WASFI GOTYE PRESENTS A TRIBUTE W TO JEAN-JACQUES PERREY

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City Recital Hall

State Theatre Carriageworks

W

VENUE

MUSIC

16 LOVERS LANE AQUASONIC

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ACCESS & INCLUSION

TICKETS

We welcome all visitors to Sydney Festival events and make every effort to ensure the program is accessible to our whole audience. For all the details on the Festival’s access program, precincts, venues and built environments visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access

All ticket price ranges listed in this publication are full price. For all pricing details including concessions, visit the website.

ACCESSIBLE BROCHURE FORMATS

Multipacks available 9am 26 October 2017 General tickets available 9am 30 October 2017 sydneyfestival.org.au or 1300 856 876

Sydney Festival provides an audio CD, MP3 files, PDF document, large print Word format document, braille brochure and show synopses (on request).

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES Please see listings below for dates and times of audio described, Auslan interpreted, relaxed, captioned, accessible and inclusive performances and workshops. For these performances, we encourage booking tickets prior to Friday 15 December 2017. Seats cannot be guaranteed after this date although we will always do our best to accommodate your request. All access performance tickets will be sold at the lowest price in the house for that performance (excluding Meow Meow’s Pandemonium and Model Citizens). To book wheelchair seating for Tree of Codes please contact the ICC Sydney bookings line, managed by Ticketek on 1300 665 915. Bookings for Auslan interpreted and captioned performances can be made online by entering the promo code ACCESS2018 during purchase.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

This venue/location is wheelchair accessible or has been made accessible for the Festival. Designated wheelchair spaces (where available) will be sold at the lowest price in the house for that performance.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS

Assistive Listening Systems provide hearing augmentation and amplification.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION/TACTILE TOUR

Trained audio describers provide live verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements of the performance between gaps in the dialogue on stage via a discreet headset. Tactile tours allow patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions to explore the set, props and costumes prior to the performance. Bookings are essential. - You Animal, You: 7 January, 2pm (tactile tour at 1pm), p37 - Model Citizens: 12 January, 7.30pm (tactile tour at 6.45pm) and 20 January, 1.30pm (tactile tour at 12.45pm), p11 - Jurassic Plastic: 14 January, 10.30am (tactile tour of the installation), p12 - The Wider Earth: 24 January, 1.30pm (tactile tour at 12.15pm), p13 - Barber Shop Chronicles: 27 January, 2pm (tactile tour at 12.30pm), p8

CAPTIONING

For people who are hard of hearing or Deaf, theatre captioning is an accurate text display of a theatre performance in its entirety, including actors’ dialogue, ad libs, song lyrics, musical descriptions and other sound effects. Displayed on large screens at the side of the stage and/or via the GoTheatrical! mobile app. - Barber Shop Chronicles: 21 January, 5pm (Q& A session also captioned), p8 - The Wider Earth: 24 January, 7.30pm, p13

FESTIVAL MULTIPACKS

Book three or more events to save up to 15%. Multipack allocations are strictly limited. Multipack discounts are not available on: Monroe & Associates, paid workshops, or events $20 and under.

GROUP BOOKINGS

Save 10–25% off A Reserve or General Admission tickets by booking for a group of 10 or more. Some exclusions apply. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/groups for details.

GIFT VOUCHERS

- You Animal, You: 7 January, 2pm, p37 - Model Citizens: 12 January, 7.30pm and 20 January, 1.30pm, p11 - Mission Songs Project – 1957 Palm Island Strike: 13 January, 2pm, p29 - RIOT: 17 January, 7.30pm, p18 - Tribunal: 20 January, 6pm, p29 - Briefs: Close Encounters: 24 January, 10pm, p20 - Wild Bore: 26 January, 6.45pm, p35 - Fleabag: 26 January, 8.30pm, p34 - Barber Shop Chronicles: 27 January, 8pm, p8

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

Aimed at children and young people with a learning or physical disability, autistic spectrum condition or sensory or communication disorder, relaxed performances have slight modifications to sound and lighting, downloadable pre-visit social stories, support aids and an open-door policy with a dedicated quiet area. - Alice in Wonderland: 9 January, 12.30pm and 23 January, 12.30pm, p43 - Jurassic Plastic: a quiet area will be available throughout the installation dates, p12

ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE

The following events are accessible to all people. To ensure we are fully inclusive, please let us know of any specific requirements before attending the event. - Aerialize Workshops: all sessions are for all abilities, p42

COMPANION CARD Companion Card holders qualify for a second ticket at no cost for their companion. Please contact Sydney Festival directly to assist with your booking. 58

ART GALLERY OF NSW Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 02 9225 1700 artgallery.nsw.gov.au

ARTSPACE 43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway Woolloomooloo 02 9356 0555 artspace.org.au

BARANGAROO RESERVE Hickson Rd, Barangaroo 02 9255 1700 barangaroo.sydney

BELVOIR ST THEATRE 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills 02 9699 3444 belvoir.com.au

CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown 02 4645 4100 c-a-c.com.au

CARRIAGEWORKS 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 02 8571 9099 carriageworks.com.au

CITY RECITAL HALL 2–12 Angel Pl, Sydney 02 8256 2222 cityrecitalhall.com

COVE APARTMENTS 129 Harrington St, The Rocks

A Sydney Festival gift voucher is the perfect gift for a friend or loved one to choose their own Festival experience.

ELIZABETH ST OFFICES

Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/giftvouchers

ICC SYDNEY

CHEAP TICKETS & DEALS Head to the Free & Cheap tab on our website for great deals.

PLAYWAVE

Are you aged 15–19? Become a member of Playwave for discounts, exclusive access to private events and more. Visit playwave.com.au

CONCESSIONS

Concession tickets are available for full-time students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, children 16 years and under, and the unemployed. Proof of concession must be produced at the events to obtain the concession or child price. Concessions are only available where indicated and may be subject to availability. For full ticketing terms and conditions visit sydneyfestival.org.au/tandc

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

As the action unfolds, an interpreter stands to one side of the stage, signing the text and dialogue live.

VENUES

ACCESS AT THE CRESCENT

372 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills 02 9215 9000 australiacouncil.gov.au 14 Darling Dr, Sydney 02 9215 7100 iccsydney.com.au

MERITON FESTIVAL VILLAGE Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Entry via Centrral Ave Hyde Park North, Cnr College & Park St, Sydney

MUSEUM OF SYDNEY Cnr Phillip St & Bridge St, Sydney 02 9251 5988 sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

PARRAMATTA LIBRARY 1–3 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta 02 9806 5159 cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE Cnr Victoria Rd & Church St Parramatta parracity.nsw.gov.au

RIVERSIDE THEATRES Cnr Church & Market St, Parramatta 02 8839 3399 riversideparramatta.com.au

ROSE SEIDLER HOUSE 71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga 02 99 89 8020 sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

SEIDLER PENTHOUSE 2A Glen St, Milsons Point

SEYMOUR CENTRE Cnr City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale 02 9351 7940 seymourcentre.com

At Symphony Under the Stars a viewing area for patrons with accessibility needs is located at the front on the right side as you look at the stage. Friends and family are also welcome in the designated viewing area. The precinct is relatively flat with a mix of grass and paved surfaces. Accessible amenities are available.

ST BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCH & CEMETERY

Accessible parking (for MPS permit holders) and drop-off is at the O’Connell Street carpark. No booking required.

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Ponds Rd, Prospect

STATE LIBRARY OF NSW Macquarie St, Sydney 02 9273 1414 sl.nsw.gov.au

STATE THEATRE 49 Market St, Sydney 02 9373 6655 statetheatre.com.au Bennelong Point 02 9250 7111 sydneyoperahouse.com

SYDNEY TOWN HALL

ACCESS IN THE DOMAIN

For disability access information at Opera in The Domain please contact Opera Australia directly on 02 9318 8200 / customerservice@opera.org.au.

CONTACT US

For access information, bookings or to give us feedback, please call us on 1300 856 876 or email access@sydneyfestival.org.au. Please note our call centre opening hours: October–December: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm January: Monday–Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am–2pm

483 George St, Sydney 02 9265 9333 sydneytownhall.com.au

THE CRESCENT AT PARRAMATTA PARK Byrnes Ave, Parramatta Park, Parramatta

THE DOMAIN Art Gallery Rd, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

UNSW GALLERIES Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington 02 8936 0888

UTS

Building 6 702 Harris St, Ultimo The Great Hall Tower Building 15 Broadway, Ultimo uts.edu.au 02 9514 2000


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